Rev Busuyi Olabode
It is important that we are serious with issues God is giving. Substances are being dished out and it is needed that we really enjoy this.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
God is dealing with fear. He wants to release us from fear and move us into the realm of perfect love. The devil wants to tamper with faith. The devil hates faith because faith is the tool that can move men into love. The devil is afraid of faith. So, when God begins to stir your heart to believe Him, he is already glittery. Faith has the ladder that connects heaven to the earth. Faith has the power to overcome.
In the beginning, there was no world. There was heaven and earth. It was the devil that brought in the world. He has the technology of bringing ages. Worlds were framed and created by the gods of God. So, the age of God determines what obtains on earth. God graduates the earth from age to age. So, there is a ‘world without end’.
God brings His word and this causes change of age. Faith is the instrument of the gospel used by God through words to cause changes. But the faith that will overcome the world finally is OUR FAITH. The gospel is not just ordinary, it is meant for creation.
The soul basks in the negative news. Newspapers sell because of the bad news captions. Though it will be sorrowful, but it enjoys it. This means the soul is dead. It is living according to the dictates of this world. The soul has been taken over and sold another world. The real self has been thought to be managed. But this guard is broken when the person is drunk. When he is, he reveals and says his real self. Fear has been made and given to improve and foster this dead soul. But faith brings this stronghold kept by the fear down and the devil fears anyone who carries this.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Faith has a ladder which is described as ‘faith to faith’ and this makes the devil scared because he knows he will lose the soul he already has by fear as faith ladder is mounted.
Your will is your love and faith births the will. And when you walk in this faith, you end up in love. So, perfect love casts out fear, because faith, in its totality, expels fear. There’s a kind of faith that cannot combat fear. Faith that moves mountains does not cast out fear.
The strength of death is fear. Fear is what makes death thrive. Many times thoughts of death plague you by the devil. And this though makes you so insecure. This thoughts or fear of death actually is the invitation of death. They are materials of a world. And this is inherent in the soul. The way out of this is Faith. Faith will bring you to the realm of perfect love. Faith changes from a particular level to another. The words you handle determine your worlds. God wants us raised beyond the realm of fear and death. When you are raised by faith into love, what you see under is death and its strength, fear. They no longer can assault you because you are over them all, in love.
James Boaner PJ
There are many races we run which are of death. The thought about one’s life is one.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing…”
There is an instruction not to take a thought of your life. There is a warning not to even venture into that thought. A staircase is something you climb but an escalator just keeps moving. And once you are on it, you never stop. Do not venture into that the thought of death at all because, just like the escalator, it never stops moving. The essence of redemption is to change us. And we should not keep our minds on things we should otherwise do.
God is saying ‘stop!’ It is not compulsory we do things the way it is done in the world. We are different. And our world is different. God’s word has a way of bringing forth what is in the mind of God. We just have to allow him.
We have been called to what has been finished. We are too small to alter what God has designed. It is our peace to just rely on God and what He has said. Our race is not theirs ant theirs is not ours.
Rev Busuyi Olabode
The word ‘fear not’ is so many times used in the gospel. There is something we believe that brought in fear. Insecurity, not being sure; risks and uncertainty are all things our souls bask in with fear. We are always thinking of ‘if it does not work’. But businesses actually prosper on risks. The greater the risk involved, the greater the profits.
Do not take thoughts of yourselves and do not take thoughts by yourselves.
‘In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?’
There are many rooms. In some, fears thrive and in others, fear does not. So we need to be helped and moved from fear into love by faith. If you wake up in the morning and you pray without fear, you pray better. Jesus said to his disciples to go and wake Lazarus up from sleep, not until he told them he is dead, they were not aroused to leave. There is a way we react in excitement when we hear the word ‘death’. This is borne out of fear. Our potentials get wasted because of fear. When God said to Abraham to go and offer his son, he was not afraid to. Faith taught him to go for it. Can we believe God and thank Him for our jobs, children, even when we have not had them? This is the access to the things we do not have. Like God could not do anything to Sodom without telling Abraham and He visited him; in that process of dining in Abraham’s house, He said to Sarah that she is going to have a son in the following year by that same time. Sarah laughed because she thinks a baby is not the reason God has come and she did not have problem with not having a baby. When we believe in the Lord, we are transferring Lordship from Satan to God and to whom you believe or submit to, to whom ye are servants. Physical or spiritual death should be seen as one, it doesn’t matter the manner. Once the father of death has been taken care of, his manifestations have also. There is a need to believe in Christ as he said in John 14:1, ‘ye believe in God, believe also in me’. When we believe, we are carried. As we are obedient to the gospel, we are going through the way of Life and immortality. We do not hold the heaven and the earth together. We should not stay awake for any reason when our father does not sleep. A day is coming where it will be a normal way of life for us not to worry. We should make our plans and not put failure in it. Let us make it as faith reveals it and present it to God. Let righteousness be our thought. Can we believe in God that we will arrive safely? Can we believe that His eye is on the sparrow and definitely He cares for us?
If there’s nothing fighting for your belief system, He won’t say believe. Don’t let the enemy threaten you unnecessarily. Don’t be afraid. Tomorrow will be good. There are so many beautiful things tomorrow. Don’t be old before they come with fear and worry.
Ogunsakin Mayowa Olumuyiwa
Fear is a power and it is a keeper. Death is the custodian of fear and God is removing from our hard disk the fear of death. The word of God sucks out these viruses. God does this by bringing His word. If a man keeps God’s word, he will never see death.
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.
So, God’s word is the thing that keeps us away from death, and brings us into the victory over death. Thoughts are very light and they keep u in a track. And the thoughts of God are the wakeup call into the life of abundance.
I will not be afraid
I will not be afraid oh, Lord
I will not be afraid
I will not be afraid, oh Lord
For Your blood washes way my fear
For Your blood washes away my fear
Your love overwhelms me
Completely surrounds me
You go before me
You made a way
You are my God
My courage my fortress
I will not be afraid
For your blood washed my fear away…
Rev Busuyi Olabode
It is well with us. It is well with our souls.
The most important thing to God is your soul. He does not want your soul to go away. Let him keep your soul and keep you. The Lord will grant you peace in your soul.
The Psalms are of the soul. And when you believe, it is done by the soul. The devil also threatens and rattles the soul of man.
The devil will not get nice. He will keep waring. But we have the victory.
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.